When we think of the shoulders, most people think of the glenohumeral joint – the ball and socket joint where the upper arm bone attaches to the trunk . But did you know that is just one of four joints that make up the shoulder girdle? Let’s take a look at the scapulothoracic joint – where the shoulder blade articulates with the back of the ribs.
The rib cage is one part of our skeleton that just about everyone knows. We know where it is. We know what it looks like. We can palpate it on ourselves. But there is always more to learn. Let’s take a look at the bone structure, what it does for our bodies, and explore one injury that can happen – rib subluxation (a rib that has moved out of place).
Let’s talk about the pelvis. Not the “hips,” meaning the hip joint, but the pelvis as a bony structure. I don’t think most of us realize how life changing it can be to have your pelvis aligned correctly. I can personally tell you from experience, it makes a huge difference. I want to focus mostly on the movements of the pelvis and how that affects us, but first, let’s take a quick look at the bones.
If you have ever taken one of my yoga classes, you’ll know I am a big anatomy nerd. I’m still a novice in the scheme of things, but I loved diving in deeper in my 300-hour training last year. I’ve been going through the anatomy lectures from my teacher Noah, again. If you’re an anatomy nerd too, or want to learn more, I can’t recommend his online courses enough.